Vegetable Rice Pizza

Vegetable Rice Pizza

No need to wait for the pizza parlour to open – bake up this favourite at home with the versatility of rice. Vary the vegetables and cheese to suit your taste.

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Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups (425 mL) cooked brown or white U.S. Rice
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each garlic powder and ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) thinly sliced zucchini
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) pitted, sliced black olives OR sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) diced red pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh parsley
Directions
  1. In medium bowl, combine rice, Cheddar cheese and egg. Press into lightly greased 12-inch (30 cm) pizza pan. Bake at 400°F (200°C) 5 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned; remove from oven.
  2. In small bowl, combine tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper; spread over rice crust. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and half of mozzarella cheese. Top with mushrooms, zucchini, olives and red pepper. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and parsley. Bake 8 to 10 minutes longer.